Monday, June 25, 2012
The Twin class is growing & super fun to watch & listen to.
My friend Lon just finished this DKW 125 Hornet build & he rode it well.
After a 35 year hiatus from racing but I think he's hooked again.
A Hodaka for McGoo
Round 5's featured rider was German Maico factory rider Herbert Schmitz.
Herb won two classes & it was cool to meet him.
The pups first race & they didn't give shit about any of it.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Monday, June 18, 2012
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Many Thanks to Meatball & crew it was another great day of MC fun.
I always like left hand 1st turns
The "something twin class" was a blast to watch.
Bill broke in (and broke) a recent sporty build and rode second moto using the case peg trick.
I came home with the Biltwell trophy which included a real nice bottle of single malt scotch
All of the above images courtesy of MaximumBob
Friday, June 15, 2012
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Friday, June 8, 2012
Grumman G-44 Widgeon
produced 1941-1955, 5 passenger + pilot
twin inverted inline 6-cylinder engines, 200 hp, max speed 160mph
This time of year I tend to get "summer home sick" for the east coast green which usually ends up in a bout of childhood nostalgia.
As a kid my uncle Mike was the ultimate outdoorsman, backpacking, hunting & fishing excursions were the norm & a lot of the time the preferred mode of transportation was a Grumman Widgeon which he co owned with a good friend.
I was fortunate enough to enjoy a few flights in the Widgeon, some day trips landing on Chautauqua Lake & a couple of long flights to fish in Quebec at Beauchene's 40 lakes.
It was years later that upon landing the plane hit a log hidden underwater, went end over end & ended up at the bottom of one of those 40 lakes.
Mike & friend were cut up and broke a couple bones but made it out alive.
I always thought water landings & take offs were super fun of course I wasn't the one trying to dodge sailing enthusiasts & ski boats.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
This past weekend we were invited to Deus Ex Machina for a bit of good fun.
good to see our LA friends, The Chuns and meet some new.
Here's some randoms that caught my eye.
Thanks Deus, Julian & Stephan
Some sort of pattern here?
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